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Let's get one thing straight. I hate cardio. At least cardio in the traditional sense. Running is not my forte. Regardless, I see it as a survival skill that must be maintained. Therefore, I run. Even though I can't stand it. For the past six months​, I've started incorporating the occasional mile run into my training. I've also performed a "Murph" workout each month, alternating between bodyweight and a 20-lb weight vest. These workouts include a mile run, 100 pullups, 200 pushups, 300 squats, and another mile run... as fast as possible, no breaks. As part of this, I use a treadmill...

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The bulk of my diet is comprised of three things... Well, at least 3 proteins, 3 carbs, 3 fats, and 3 seasonings. This is how I keep things simple & consistent. This is how I maintain my health & physique. This is how I MAKE GAINS. Protein: Steak/Beef Eggs Salmon Carbs: White Rice Potatoes Buns/Bread (burgers are my guilty pleasure) Fats: Butter Avocado Cheese (again, for the burgers) Seasonings: Black Pepper Garlic Salt Steak Seasoning By keeping things simple, I'm able to easily adjust my diet & calorie intake if I see my physique or the scale going the wrong...

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After my car accident a few years ago, I wasn't able to train the way I used to... At least at first. Now I'm back better than before. And the way I got here is by fully recovering, then building out my own routine, step by step. Take everything one day at a time. Initially, the goal was to simply make it to the gym. If I only did 3 sets of 3 exercises and then left, cool. If I did more, cool. After a while, I started to up the volume and began to include more exercises. Once a solid...

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 I found this chart in this searing article on Dr. John Rusin's website about American health, food, fitness, and Big Pharma. He's an excellent resource when it comes to health, fitness, and training. What's crazy is all of this is entirely preventable... People simply can't see the truth. Or they don't know how to change their lifestyles on a fundamental level. Or it's too uncomfortable to do so. Or they simply don't care. Obesity & the health complications that come with it are entirely preventable. It simply takes a choice. A decision. To do this, not that. To eat this, not that. To drink this,...

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This one is going to be controversial... There is one exercise that I rarely do anymore. And it's one of the most popular exercises in the gym. Three guesses which one... I have nothing against the movement pattern itself... but this particular variation of the movement tends to give people problems over the years, and especially as the weight gets heavier or the movement quality starts to slip. But you could also say that about pretty much any exercise... So why this one in particular? Well, the popularity factor for one. And then we have the "functional" application of the...

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